What does "1 star ranking" mean?

I know, it should be obvious, right? But I'm not sure what 1 star ranking means. If I want to unlock Baby Daisy in MKW, I need 1 star ranking for each of the 50cc Grand Prix races. Does that mean I need to have won (1st place) in each of them, not just placing in the top 3?

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ShyGuy27

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You get ranked based on your times for each course (I think).

The ranking go D, C, B, A, star, two star, three star, or something like that.
 

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There's a rank worse than D, E.

It involves your time. It may also involve your points, but I think it's just time.
 

WaluigiWare

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Yeah, it depends on your overall rank. As long as your rank at the end of each cup was 1 star or higher, you'll unlock Baby Daisy.
 

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Star Rank depends not only on time or points, but your driving performance. For instance, that Shell Cup. No matter how many times I try completing it (even in 50cc), I earn 2 stars. But, when I do more tricks on that cup, I get 3 stars. Hitting a wall, falling off, getting hit by a stage obstacle, all of that jazz contributes to your star ranking. If you spend a majority if the time in 2nd place, because the computer beat you up with items, chances are, you're not going to get a 3 star rank, even when you achieve a good time at the very end of the race
 

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Yeah, I thought it didn't just base around time. I've completed a cup in 3rd place and still gotten a 1-star rank.
 

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BabyLuigiOnFire said:
Star Rank depends not only on time or points, but your driving performance. For instance, that Shell Cup. No matter how many times I try completing it (even in 50cc), I earn 2 stars. But, when I do more tricks on that cup, I get 3 stars. Hitting a wall, falling off, getting hit by a stage obstacle, all of that jazz contributes to your star ranking. If you spend a majority if the time in 2nd place, because the computer beat you up with items, chances are, you're not going to get a 3 star rank, even when you achieve a good time at the very end of the race
So basically more luck than anything.
 

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BabyLuigiOnFire said:
Star Rank depends not only on time or points, but your driving performance. For instance, that Shell Cup. No matter how many times I try completing it (even in 50cc), I earn 2 stars. But, when I do more tricks on that cup, I get 3 stars. Hitting a wall, falling off, getting hit by a stage obstacle, all of that jazz contributes to your star ranking. If you spend a majority if the time in 2nd place, because the computer beat you up with items, chances are, you're not going to get a 3 star rank, even when you achieve a good time at the very end of the race
So basically more luck than anything.
And skill.
 
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